Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources in the 5th & 6th Senate, Senator Lee Ledogo Maeba (Rivers state) has dissociated himself from the purported plan to float a new political party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Senator Maeba who represented Rivers southeast in the 5th & 6th Senate said in a statement today that he neither attended nor participated in any discussion or meeting to form a new political party.
Some news media had in a report of the inaugural caucus meeting of the Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) in Abuja yesterday linked Senator Maeba in moves to form a new party.
What is Rescue Nigeria Project?
Rescue Nigeria Project is a platform formed by like-minded individuals to discuss and promote good governance in the country.
RNP’s first seminar was organized by Usman Bugaje and the discussions were centered around good governance and how to strengthen political parties to ensure good governance.
Rescue Nigeria Project is NOT a political party.
In his reaction to the news about floating a new political party, Senator Maeba noted that in as much as there is freedom of association, forming or joining another political party is not part of his agenda.
“I am a bonafide member of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP). I’m comfortable in the Party. I have no reason to jump ship more so when the Governor Wike PDP administration is perpetuating good governance in my state to my ultimate satisfaction.”
Senator Maeba urged Nigerians especially his teeming followers and supporters to disregard any insinuation to that effect.
He expressed optimism that the PDP is focused and determined to regain power at the center in 2023.
He said the experience in the last six years is enough evidence to show that the PDP can manage the affairs of Nigeria better and for the good of all.
My party is PDP yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Senator Lee Maeba,
Former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In other news, The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has disclosed that Nigeria needs a leader who would not be tribalistic like President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 presidential election.